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Your Comprehensive Water Tank Maintenance Checklist

A cold water tank is a vital component of your facilities water system, providing a reliable supply for various daily needs. To ensure a consistent and safe water supply, regular maintenance is essential. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive cold water tank maintenance checklist. Under health and safety regulations, it is your duty to ensure that your system undergoes routine maintenance and is maintained at a minimal risk level in order to mitigate potential health and safety risks. If you need support in any of these following areas, our team of leading specialists are available throughout the UK!

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Why Water Tank Maintenance Is Essential

Water tank maintenance is critical for several reasons:

  1. Water Quality: Regular maintenance ensures that the water in your tank remains clean and safe for consumption.

  2. Longevity: Proper care can extend the lifespan of your water tank, saving you money on replacements.

  3. Cost-Efficiency: Preventative maintenance is often more cost-effective than dealing with significant repairs or replacements.

  4. Environmental Responsibility: By preventing leaks and contamination, you reduce the environmental impact of water tank issues.

Water Tank Maintenance Checklist

1. Visual Inspection

  • Examine the Exterior: Check for cracks, rust, or any visible damage on the tank's surface. Ensure the tank is securely anchored.

  • Look for Leaks: Inspect the area around the tank for any signs of leakage, such as water stains or damp spots.

2. Cleaning

  • Drain the Tank: Annually empty the tank to remove sediment and debris that can accumulate at the bottom.

  • Scrub the Interior: Clean the interior thoroughly.

  • Remove Algae: If algae are present, scrub the walls and bottom of the tank and rinse until all traces are gone.

3. Inlet and Outlet Points

  • Inspect Filters: If your tank has filters, check and clean or replace them as needed.

  • Check Valves: Ensure that inlet and outlet valves are functioning correctly and not leaking. This also applies to any other valve or fitting.

4. Water Testing

  • Regular Testing: Schedule regular water tests to check for contaminants, bacteria and chemical imbalances.

  • Water Quality Standards: Compare test results with water quality standards and take appropriate action if needed.

5. Pest Control

  • Screen Openings: Ensure that the tank has appropriate screens to prevent pests, such as insects and rodents, from entering.

  • Inspect for Nests: Regularly check for nests or pest activity in and around the tank.

6. Repainting and Coating:

  • Repaint the tank interior as needed to prevent rust and corrosion.

7. Maintenance Records

  • Keep Records: Maintain a log of maintenance activities, tests, and any issues encountered.

  • Schedule Maintenance: Create a maintenance schedule to ensure tasks are completed on time.

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The Nations Leading Water Tank Specialists

Proper water tank maintenance is crucial to ensure that the water you consume and use is clean and safe. Neglecting maintenance can lead to a range of problems, including water contamination and tank damage. By following this comprehensive water tank maintenance checklist, you can enjoy clean, safe water, extend the life of your tank and reduce your long-term costs. Titan operate through 5 nationwide project hubs and support some of the nations leading facilities management groups with water tank projects. Explore our services today by clicking the links below!


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